The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program where individuals inquiring about God and the Catholic faith share in prayer, faith experiences and study to discern where the Lord is leading them. Through this process, which involves various rituals and parish support, the individuals are brought into the faith community through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion, or they are brought into Full Communion with the Catholic Church through a public profession of faith, Confirmation and Holy Communion.
Individuals who were baptized but not instructed in the faith enter the RCIA to prepare to complete their Rites of Initiation by receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion.
The Rite of Inquiry begins in early fall. Study sessions take place from Advent through Lent. The Rite of Initiation takes place on Holy Saturday, the eve of Easter.
Adults interested may attend initial meetings with no commitment to continue in the program.
Please contact the Parish Office 847.673.0409 if you are interested in joining an RCIA program in a neighboring parish in Wilmette.